Overview
Supplier SloganIngenuity for LifeListen. Think. Solve.Invented for lifeEnabling the Networked Society.Inspire the Next.Global Market Leadership in Material Handling EquipmentHuman-Centered Automation
SnapshotJohnson ControlsSiemensRockwell AutomationBoschEricssonHitachiHyster-YaleAzbil CorporationSchindler Digital Business Ltd.
HQ LocationUnited StatesGermanyUnited StatesGermanySwedenJapanUnited StatesJapanSwitzerland
Year Founded188518871903188618761910184419061874
Company TypePublicPublicPublicPrivatePublicPublicPublicPrivatePublic
Stock TickerNYSE: JCIETR: SIENYSE: ROKNASDAQ: ERICOTCMKTS: HTHIYNYSE: HYOTCMKTS: SHLRF
Revenue> $10b> $10b$1-10b> $10b> $10b> $10b$1-10b$1-10b$1-10b
Employees> 50,000> 50,00010,001 - 50,000> 50,000> 50,000> 50,0001,001 - 10,0001,001 - 10,00010,001 - 50,000
Website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website
Company Description
Johnson Controls is an American company globally offering products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, automotive batteries, electronics and interior systems for automobiles. Year founded: 1885 Revenue: $42.9 billion (2014)
Siemens is the largest engineering company in Europe. With their positioning along the electrification value chain, Siemens has the knowhow that extends from power generation to power transmission, power distribution and smart grid to the efficient application of electrical energy. Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units: - Digital Factory - Siemens Technology to Business (TTB)
Rockwell is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that helps manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage for their businesses. Rockwell operates in two segments: Architecture & Software, which deals in hardware, software and communication components of the organization, and Controls Products & Solutions that handles a portfolio of intelligent motor control and industrial control products, application expertise and project management capabilities.
Bosch is an industry leader in automobile and industrial equipment, as well as consumer goods and building systems. Bosch operates via 440 subsidiaries in 60 countries; its core lines include mobility (auto) systems, from diesel/hybrid drive to steering, starter motors and generators, electronics, and brakes. Year founded: 1886 Revenue: $58.7 billion (2014) Portfolio Companies: - Bosch Software Innovations - Rexroth - Deepfield Robotics - Escrypt - ProSyst 
Ericsson provides services, software and infrastructure in mobility, broadband and the cloud that enable the communications industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve their users' experience and capture new opportunities. Year founded: 1876 Revenue: $26.8 billion (2014) NASDAQ: ERIC
Hitachi is a highly diversified company that operates eleven business segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems, Social Infrastructure, High Functional Materials & Components, Financial Services, Power Systems, Electronic Systems & Equipment, Automotive Systems, Railway & Urban Systems, Digital Media & Consumer Products, Construction Machinery and Other Components & Systems. Year founded: 1910 Revenue: $94.0 billion (2014) TYO: 6501

Hyster-Yale designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a portfolio of materials handling equipment that is among the most comprehensive in the industry. We cover hundreds of end-user applications in more than 700 industries. Our products include a full range of electric and internal combustion engine lift trucks for nearly all indoor and outdoor applications. From narrow aisle warehouse trucks to the toughest cargo handling equipment, our counterbalanced lift trucks are recognized as some of the most productive in the world. Our resources are strategically deployed around the world, enabling the company to remain responsive to the needs of dealers and customers wherever they live and work. The global network that supports our Hyster® and Yale® brands of material handling trucks includes manufacturing facilities, service and product development centers on five continents. Beyond manufacturing, Hyster-Yale maintains a global sales and service presence that keeps us and our dealers closely attuned to the needs of the local markets in which our material handling trucks operate. Through input from industry partners and continuous voice-of-the-customer research, we proactively monitor individual markets and respond accordingly. The ability to design globally and deliver locally translates into cost savings and competitive advantages for our dealers and customers. Since 1989, Hyster-Yale Group has provided the strategic leadership and global support behind Hyster® and Yale® lift trucks, two of the most successful lift truck brands in the industry. Hyster-Yale Group is also the parent company of UTILEV, delivering reliable and cost-effective materials handling solutions for applications across many industries Hyster: http://www.iotone.com/vendor/hyster/v1494 Yale: http://www.iotone.com/vendor/yale/v1495 UTILEV: http://www.iotone.com/vendor/utilev/v1496

As the core of the Azbil Group, this company is developing its Building Automation business in the building market, Advanced Automation business in the plant and factory markets, and Life Automation business in lifelines, health care, and other markets connected closely with everyday life. Year founded: 1906 TYO:6845
Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Its innovative and environmentally-friendly access and transit-management systems make an important contribution to mobility in urban societies. A pioneer of sustainable mobility, Schindler is once again at the forefront of technological advance through its partnership with Solar Impulse, a cutting-edge project to fly around the world in a plane powered only by solar energy. In 2015, the Schindler Group generated sales of almost CHF 9.4 billion. Schindler mobility solutions move more than one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company's success are over 56,000 employees in more than 100 countries.
IoT Solutions
The Internet of Things (IoT) is fueling innovation in products, services and solutions that improve building operations and performance. For decades, Johnson Controls has been providing the equipment and systems that communicate in real-time to deliver optimized environments. With a portfolio ranging from sensors, equipment and systems through cloud-based data collection and fault detection, they offer an advanced and robust product line. Johnson Controls smart equipment leverages embedded controls and secured connectivity to reduce the risk of downtime and improve the serviceability while optimizing efficiency and reducing energy costs.
In the near future, billions of pieces of equipment will be connected to one another and massive amounts of data will pouring in. Advanced algorithms, high-powered computing, better connectivity and cloud storage all facilitate the emergence of smart systems. Knowing how to leverage the respective opportunities, however, requires a unique set of skills. Siemens has the engineering, domain and digital know-how to generate performance improvements across the entire value chain, from design to production and operations to maintenance. Digital simulation technology accelerates the plant design, the installation and commissioning as well as the entire product design and production planning process. Multiple components in systems and plants can be intelligently networked to communicate with each other and exchange real-time data. Machine Learning makes complex systems more efficient without human intervention. The intelligent analysis of operational data helps identify patterns and predict potential downtimes. Minimum downtimes boost reliability thanks to lifecycle services.
Smart Connected Operations is a future looking vision that describes what the factory or production line of the future will look like. It will involve Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enabled MOM applications integrated with IIoT enabled assets and IIoT enabled business systems. It is an elemental part of creating the Smart Connected Enterprise and is often where companies have breaks in the strands of the digital thread. In moving towards this vision, both solution providers and manufacturing organizations are going to have to up the game when it comes to investing in IIoT. These investments will include the creation of new organizations that bring together IT, OT, and business leaders, new technologies that enable connectivity, cloud, big data analytics, and the development of new applications, along with the foresight to see that small pilot projects today could transform entire industries tomorrow.
Many areas of our lives have already been changed by the Internet of Things, and industry is no exception. By blending the real and the virtual worlds of production via the internet, the IoT makes it possible to connect all parts of the production process: machines, products, systems, and people. This means that machines and products can communicate so they can manage themselves and each other. Software-based system and service platforms will play a major role in tomorrow’s manufacturing; they are the only way to bring connectivity, including data analysis, to machines and workpieces in production. Bosch's software solutions for connected manufacturing and logistics gather, visualize, analyze, and monitor machine, process, and sensor data. They then translate this data into useful information that serves as a source for their rule- and process-based actions. The transparency this creates allows clients to determine precisely where to optimize production and logistics processes along the entire value chain.
The Internet of Things (IoT) will have a profound impact in the future. Enabling anything to be connected and providing ’smartness’ to these connected things will bring value across a number of sectors in the Networked Society. Ericsson is engaged with a number of partners from industry and academia in an EU-funded research project called the IoT Initiative with the objective of increasing the benefits and possibilities of IoT, but also identifing and proposing ways to tackle the challenges. The project analyzed about 150 application scenarios of strategic importance. A selected subset were tested in surveys which went out to a number of users and professionals within the ICT community.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet—essentially a "Connected Everything Platform." These objects contain embedded technology to interact with internal states or the external environment. When objects can sense and communicate, it changes how and where decisions are made, and who makes them. ​IoT is connecting new places—such as manufacturing floors, energy grids, healthcare facilities, and transportation systems—to the Internet. When an object can represent itself digitally, it can be controlled from anywhere. This connectivity means more data, gathered from more places, with more ways to: increase efficiency, innovate in product development, increase asset utilization, enhance the customer experience, streamline the supply chain, and improve safety and security. Hitachi Consulting helps apply IoT solutions to drive business value, ultimately allowing companies to be IoT innovators and become an "Enterprise of Things." Companies can learn more about Hitachi Consulting's products, solutions and expertise and how they leverage the diverse product portfolio of Hitachi to help enterprises quickly get value out of IoT capabilities.

Our goal isn’t just to build the best lift trucks possible, but to create solutions that enable customers to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of their businesses. As a leading forklift manufacturer, Hyster-Yale relies on our extensive industry network to conduct both primary and secondary research. Our research helps us make informed decisions at every level and ensures Yale® and Hyster® dealers and their customers are equipped to handle whatever is next. Research begins with an acute understanding of customer applications. Embedded product strategy teams work with lift truck dealers, customers, consultants and even other material handling manufacturers to conduct in-depth qualitative and quantitative research. This primary research helps us better understand the dynamics affecting our customers, other lift truck manufacturers and the industries we all serve. The results are combined with more rigorous secondary research enabling us to identify and follow wider trends in the materials handling industry. After analyzing the primary and secondary research, product strategy teams work with Hyster-Yale product development, manufacturing and support teams to design solutions that best fit end-user applications.

Key Customers
Organichem, Sealed Air, Steelcase, Morgan Stanley, Ericsson, Jaguar Land Rover, Fiserv (Europe) Ltd
ARUP Laboratories, Digital Realty, University of Michigan
Campari, INCO Engineering, Whyalla Steelworks
John Deere, Suzuki, ThyssenKrupp Steel
AT&T, O2, Sprint
BMW, Cortal Consors, Die Mobiliar
Supporting Files

IoT Snapshot: Hardware
Processors & Boards
Transceivers
Sensors & Actuators
Network Equipment
Devices
Wearables

IoT Snapshot: Software
Software as a Service
Artificial Intelligence
Platform as a Service
Cybersecurity
Infrastructure as a Service

IoT Snapshot: Service
System Integration
Hardware Development
Software Development
Network Connectivity

Industries
Heavy Vehicle
Automotive
Transportation
Energy
Construction & Buildings
Equipment & Machinery
Mining
Chemicals
Other

Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Manufacturing
Maintenance
Logistics & Warehousing
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Other

Use Cases
Use CasesProcess Control & OptimizationBuilding Energy ManagementFactory Operations Visibility & IntelligenceWater Utility ManagementManufacturing System AutomationFactory Operations Visibility & IntelligenceAsset Lifecycle ManagementPredictive MaintenanceDigital TwinAutonomous RobotsBuilding Energy ManagementProcess Control & OptimizationFactory Operations Visibility & IntelligenceProcess Control & OptimizationProcess Control & OptimizationTrack & Trace of AssetsProcess Control & OptimizationPredictive MaintenanceFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence

Similar Companies
Similar CompaniesToyota Material Handling EuropeHysterYaleUTILEV

Partners
PartnersIBMIBM Watson (IBM)Silver Spring NetworksHuaweiCapgeminiSAPSpeedshield Technologies

Overview
Supplier SloganIngenuity for LifeListen. Think. Solve.Invented for lifeEnabling the Networked Society.Inspire the Next.Global Market Leadership in Material Handling EquipmentHuman-Centered Automation
SnapshotJohnson ControlsSiemensRockwell AutomationBoschEricssonHitachiHyster-YaleAzbil CorporationSchindler Digital Business Ltd.
HQ LocationUnited StatesGermanyUnited StatesGermanySwedenJapanUnited StatesJapanSwitzerland
Year Founded188518871903188618761910184419061874
Company TypePublicPublicPublicPrivatePublicPublicPublicPrivatePublic
Stock TickerNYSE: JCIETR: SIENYSE: ROKNASDAQ: ERICOTCMKTS: HTHIYNYSE: HYOTCMKTS: SHLRF
Revenue> $10b> $10b$1-10b> $10b> $10b> $10b$1-10b$1-10b$1-10b
Employees> 50,000> 50,00010,001 - 50,000> 50,000> 50,000> 50,0001,001 - 10,0001,001 - 10,00010,001 - 50,000
Website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website
Company Description
Johnson Controls is an American company globally offering products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, automotive batteries, electronics and interior systems for automobiles. Year founded: 1885 Revenue: $42.9 billion (2014)
Siemens is the largest engineering company in Europe. With their positioning along the electrification value chain, Siemens has the knowhow that extends from power generation to power transmission, power distribution and smart grid to the efficient application of electrical energy. Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units: - Digital Factory - Siemens Technology to Business (TTB)
Rockwell is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that helps manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage for their businesses. Rockwell operates in two segments: Architecture & Software, which deals in hardware, software and communication components of the organization, and Controls Products & Solutions that handles a portfolio of intelligent motor control and industrial control products, application expertise and project management capabilities.
Bosch is an industry leader in automobile and industrial equipment, as well as consumer goods and building systems. Bosch operates via 440 subsidiaries in 60 countries; its core lines include mobility (auto) systems, from diesel/hybrid drive to steering, starter motors and generators, electronics, and brakes. Year founded: 1886 Revenue: $58.7 billion (2014) Portfolio Companies: - Bosch Software Innovations - Rexroth - Deepfield Robotics - Escrypt - ProSyst 
Ericsson provides services, software and infrastructure in mobility, broadband and the cloud that enable the communications industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve their users' experience and capture new opportunities. Year founded: 1876 Revenue: $26.8 billion (2014) NASDAQ: ERIC
Hitachi is a highly diversified company that operates eleven business segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems, Social Infrastructure, High Functional Materials & Components, Financial Services, Power Systems, Electronic Systems & Equipment, Automotive Systems, Railway & Urban Systems, Digital Media & Consumer Products, Construction Machinery and Other Components & Systems. Year founded: 1910 Revenue: $94.0 billion (2014) TYO: 6501

Hyster-Yale designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a portfolio of materials handling equipment that is among the most comprehensive in the industry. We cover hundreds of end-user applications in more than 700 industries. Our products include a full range of electric and internal combustion engine lift trucks for nearly all indoor and outdoor applications. From narrow aisle warehouse trucks to the toughest cargo handling equipment, our counterbalanced lift trucks are recognized as some of the most productive in the world. Our resources are strategically deployed around the world, enabling the company to remain responsive to the needs of dealers and customers wherever they live and work. The global network that supports our Hyster® and Yale® brands of material handling trucks includes manufacturing facilities, service and product development centers on five continents. Beyond manufacturing, Hyster-Yale maintains a global sales and service presence that keeps us and our dealers closely attuned to the needs of the local markets in which our material handling trucks operate. Through input from industry partners and continuous voice-of-the-customer research, we proactively monitor individual markets and respond accordingly. The ability to design globally and deliver locally translates into cost savings and competitive advantages for our dealers and customers. Since 1989, Hyster-Yale Group has provided the strategic leadership and global support behind Hyster® and Yale® lift trucks, two of the most successful lift truck brands in the industry. Hyster-Yale Group is also the parent company of UTILEV, delivering reliable and cost-effective materials handling solutions for applications across many industries Hyster: http://www.iotone.com/vendor/hyster/v1494 Yale: http://www.iotone.com/vendor/yale/v1495 UTILEV: http://www.iotone.com/vendor/utilev/v1496

As the core of the Azbil Group, this company is developing its Building Automation business in the building market, Advanced Automation business in the plant and factory markets, and Life Automation business in lifelines, health care, and other markets connected closely with everyday life. Year founded: 1906 TYO:6845
Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Its innovative and environmentally-friendly access and transit-management systems make an important contribution to mobility in urban societies. A pioneer of sustainable mobility, Schindler is once again at the forefront of technological advance through its partnership with Solar Impulse, a cutting-edge project to fly around the world in a plane powered only by solar energy. In 2015, the Schindler Group generated sales of almost CHF 9.4 billion. Schindler mobility solutions move more than one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company's success are over 56,000 employees in more than 100 countries.
IoT Solutions
The Internet of Things (IoT) is fueling innovation in products, services and solutions that improve building operations and performance. For decades, Johnson Controls has been providing the equipment and systems that communicate in real-time to deliver optimized environments. With a portfolio ranging from sensors, equipment and systems through cloud-based data collection and fault detection, they offer an advanced and robust product line. Johnson Controls smart equipment leverages embedded controls and secured connectivity to reduce the risk of downtime and improve the serviceability while optimizing efficiency and reducing energy costs.
In the near future, billions of pieces of equipment will be connected to one another and massive amounts of data will pouring in. Advanced algorithms, high-powered computing, better connectivity and cloud storage all facilitate the emergence of smart systems. Knowing how to leverage the respective opportunities, however, requires a unique set of skills. Siemens has the engineering, domain and digital know-how to generate performance improvements across the entire value chain, from design to production and operations to maintenance. Digital simulation technology accelerates the plant design, the installation and commissioning as well as the entire product design and production planning process. Multiple components in systems and plants can be intelligently networked to communicate with each other and exchange real-time data. Machine Learning makes complex systems more efficient without human intervention. The intelligent analysis of operational data helps identify patterns and predict potential downtimes. Minimum downtimes boost reliability thanks to lifecycle services.
Smart Connected Operations is a future looking vision that describes what the factory or production line of the future will look like. It will involve Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enabled MOM applications integrated with IIoT enabled assets and IIoT enabled business systems. It is an elemental part of creating the Smart Connected Enterprise and is often where companies have breaks in the strands of the digital thread. In moving towards this vision, both solution providers and manufacturing organizations are going to have to up the game when it comes to investing in IIoT. These investments will include the creation of new organizations that bring together IT, OT, and business leaders, new technologies that enable connectivity, cloud, big data analytics, and the development of new applications, along with the foresight to see that small pilot projects today could transform entire industries tomorrow.
Many areas of our lives have already been changed by the Internet of Things, and industry is no exception. By blending the real and the virtual worlds of production via the internet, the IoT makes it possible to connect all parts of the production process: machines, products, systems, and people. This means that machines and products can communicate so they can manage themselves and each other. Software-based system and service platforms will play a major role in tomorrow’s manufacturing; they are the only way to bring connectivity, including data analysis, to machines and workpieces in production. Bosch's software solutions for connected manufacturing and logistics gather, visualize, analyze, and monitor machine, process, and sensor data. They then translate this data into useful information that serves as a source for their rule- and process-based actions. The transparency this creates allows clients to determine precisely where to optimize production and logistics processes along the entire value chain.
The Internet of Things (IoT) will have a profound impact in the future. Enabling anything to be connected and providing ’smartness’ to these connected things will bring value across a number of sectors in the Networked Society. Ericsson is engaged with a number of partners from industry and academia in an EU-funded research project called the IoT Initiative with the objective of increasing the benefits and possibilities of IoT, but also identifing and proposing ways to tackle the challenges. The project analyzed about 150 application scenarios of strategic importance. A selected subset were tested in surveys which went out to a number of users and professionals within the ICT community.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet—essentially a "Connected Everything Platform." These objects contain embedded technology to interact with internal states or the external environment. When objects can sense and communicate, it changes how and where decisions are made, and who makes them. ​IoT is connecting new places—such as manufacturing floors, energy grids, healthcare facilities, and transportation systems—to the Internet. When an object can represent itself digitally, it can be controlled from anywhere. This connectivity means more data, gathered from more places, with more ways to: increase efficiency, innovate in product development, increase asset utilization, enhance the customer experience, streamline the supply chain, and improve safety and security. Hitachi Consulting helps apply IoT solutions to drive business value, ultimately allowing companies to be IoT innovators and become an "Enterprise of Things." Companies can learn more about Hitachi Consulting's products, solutions and expertise and how they leverage the diverse product portfolio of Hitachi to help enterprises quickly get value out of IoT capabilities.

Our goal isn’t just to build the best lift trucks possible, but to create solutions that enable customers to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of their businesses. As a leading forklift manufacturer, Hyster-Yale relies on our extensive industry network to conduct both primary and secondary research. Our research helps us make informed decisions at every level and ensures Yale® and Hyster® dealers and their customers are equipped to handle whatever is next. Research begins with an acute understanding of customer applications. Embedded product strategy teams work with lift truck dealers, customers, consultants and even other material handling manufacturers to conduct in-depth qualitative and quantitative research. This primary research helps us better understand the dynamics affecting our customers, other lift truck manufacturers and the industries we all serve. The results are combined with more rigorous secondary research enabling us to identify and follow wider trends in the materials handling industry. After analyzing the primary and secondary research, product strategy teams work with Hyster-Yale product development, manufacturing and support teams to design solutions that best fit end-user applications.

Key Customers
Organichem, Sealed Air, Steelcase, Morgan Stanley, Ericsson, Jaguar Land Rover, Fiserv (Europe) Ltd
ARUP Laboratories, Digital Realty, University of Michigan
Campari, INCO Engineering, Whyalla Steelworks
John Deere, Suzuki, ThyssenKrupp Steel
AT&T, O2, Sprint
BMW, Cortal Consors, Die Mobiliar
Supporting Files

IoT Snapshot: Hardware
Processors & Boards
Transceivers
Sensors & Actuators
Network Equipment
Devices
Wearables

IoT Snapshot: Software
Software as a Service
Artificial Intelligence
Platform as a Service
Cybersecurity
Infrastructure as a Service

IoT Snapshot: Service
System Integration
Hardware Development
Software Development
Network Connectivity

Industries
Heavy Vehicle
Automotive
Transportation
Energy
Construction & Buildings
Equipment & Machinery
Mining
Chemicals
Other

Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Manufacturing
Maintenance
Logistics & Warehousing
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Other

Use Cases
Use CasesProcess Control & OptimizationBuilding Energy ManagementFactory Operations Visibility & IntelligenceWater Utility ManagementManufacturing System AutomationFactory Operations Visibility & IntelligenceAsset Lifecycle ManagementPredictive MaintenanceDigital TwinAutonomous RobotsBuilding Energy ManagementProcess Control & OptimizationFactory Operations Visibility & IntelligenceProcess Control & OptimizationProcess Control & OptimizationTrack & Trace of AssetsProcess Control & OptimizationPredictive MaintenanceFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence

Similar Companies
Similar CompaniesToyota Material Handling EuropeHysterYaleUTILEV

Partners
PartnersIBMIBM Watson (IBM)Silver Spring NetworksHuaweiCapgeminiSAPSpeedshield Technologies
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